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Professional Certification Program
It is critical that county treasurers maintain financial government operations that reflect sound public policies, follow general state and national standards in treasury management, and provide needed public services for their citizens.
The Certification Program provides County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers the opportunity to:
  • Enhance skills
  • Broaden knowledge, discover new trends
  • Share experiences and best practices
  • Achieve national certification recognition
  • Maintain educational level and goals
As a county government elected or appointed official, completion of the Professional Certification Program demonstrates commitment to your county and community by strengthening your professionalism and competency as a leader.
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Certification Totals Credits by Conference
Current as of March 2013. Questions or corrections, contact Brady Baybeck.
 
Congratulations 2013 Certified Members
Members Achieve Certification Awards July 18, 2013
Receiving the Designation of Finance Master
Margie Bowman, W.J. "Joey" Davis, Ann Frei, Michelle McBride, Isabelle Purcella, Cheryl Remington
Receiving the Designation of Finance Professional
Tracey Marshall, Cheryl Remington
Receiving the Designation of Finance Executive
Joe Grisolano, Lisa Hudson, Dora Madrid, Connie McCaskill
Receiving the Designation of Finance Officer
Michael Barnhart, Teb Batey, Connie Goins, Tammi Hopper, Amy Picray, Cathe Prather, Phil Rogers, Michael Schlaak, Gayla Shields
 
About the Program
Introduction
Treasurer is defined as County Collector of Revenue, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Trustee, or Finance Officer. Officials who are charge with the duties of collecting revenue, investing funds and/or managing the financial affairs of their respective county qualify for this program.
Eligibility Requirement
The required eligibility for certification is as follows:
  • Each entrant must be an elected or appointed official serving in a capacity of Treasurer, Tax Collector, Trustee, or Finance Official.
  • Each entrant must be a member of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers.
  • Each entrant must complete as approved National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers application form together with any required fees (Membership Dues presently cover all costs).
Administration of the Program
Adherence to high standards is prescribed by the criteria as adopted by the Board of Directors of the Association. The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Public Policy Administration provides record keeping service for attainment of certification. Treasurers who have successfully advanced to completion of the program will be awarded a diploma in four levels of certification upon completion of the credits earned and certified by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers have authorized The University of Missouri-St Louis, Public Policy Administration to facilitate the program. The NACCTFO Education Committee, appointed by the President of NACCTFO, is responsible for educational training and oversees and coordinates the program with the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Administrative Guidelines
I. Administration of the Program

A. The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers has authorized the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Public Policy Administration to facilitate the certification program.

1. Adherence of high standards is prescribed by the criteria as adopted by the Board of Directors of the Association.

2. The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Public Policy Administration provides record keeping for attainment of certification.

3. Treasurers who have successfully advanced to completion of the program will be awarded a Dean's and Chancellor's diploma and the title National Certified Finance Official by the University of Missouri.

II. University of Missouri-St. Louis Program

A. Agreement: There shall be a current Agreement with UM-St. Louis for the provision of Education Seminars.

B. Seminars: The UM-St. Louis are as follows:

1. The University of Missouri-St. Louis will deliver four public administration course modules, three credits per module, at both the Washington, D.C. conference and the annual NACo Conference, with a minimum of 12 credits offered each conference. The course will be taught either by an UM-St. Louis faculty or staff member, or by an individual approved by UM-St. Louis and the education committee.

2. UM-St Louis and the Education Committee will determine seminar content and topics in the fall prior to the February Conference in Washington, D.C.

III. Certification Program from UM-St. Louis:

A. Certification Standards

1. Qualification for receipt of a diploma issued by approval of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers is as follows:

a. Currently serving as a county treasurer of tax collector, trustee, or finance officer.

b. Possess a minimum of two years experience in elective or appointed office.

c. Completed 21 credits of approved curriculum for the Dean's Government Finance Official Certificate, 60 credits for Dean's Advanced Government Finance Executive Certificate, 84 credits for Chancellor's Government Finance Professional Certificate, and 100 hours credits for Chancellor's Advanced Government Financial Master Certificate; that encompasses management, public relations, personnel management, fiscal management, budgeting, management information systems, economics, and federal legislative process.

Certification of Purpose
The broad purpose of the certification program is to maintain an educational format for county treasurers and finance officers. Qualifying programs to provide education credits are the basis for achievement of national recognition. The curriculum constitutes the foundation of the program. Treasurers are inspired by the class instructors to:
  • Refine fundamental skills
  • Explore comprehensive horizons
  • Acquire conceptual proficiency
The agenda contributes to the advancement of your professional capacity.
Certification Standards
Qualification for receipt of a diploma issued by approval of the National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers is as follows:
  • Currently serving as a county treasurer, tax collector, trustee, or finance official
  • Possess a minimum of two years experience in elective or appointed office
  • Completed 21 hours of approved curriculum for Dean's Government Finance Official or
  • Completed 60 hours of approved curriculum for Dean's Advanced Government Finance Executive or
  • Completed 84 hours for Chancellor's Government Finance Professional or
  • Completed 100 hours for Chancellor's Advanced Government Finance Master
The Chancellor's certificate shall require not less than nine credits of advanced modules and the Chancellor's Advanced certificate shall require no less than 15 credits of advanced modules. UM-St. Louis will accept credits earned from the UT, the prior provider of continuing education courses, provided that a minimum number of credits that must be earned from UM-St. Louis, which are: at least 12 credits for the Dean's Certificate, 33 credits for the Dean's Advanced Certificate, 45 credits for the Chancellor's Certificate and 54 credits for the Chancellor's Advanced Certificate.
The curriculum encompasses management, public relations, personnel management, fiscal management, budgeting management information systems, economics, and federal legislative process. To preserve the "National Treasurer's Diploma" a graduate must successfully complete a six-hour continuation or certified course in a related area annually (a NACCTFO conference). Failure for compliance will lapse the certification and require the graduate to be re-certified.
 
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